Ikoyi building: Lagos govt names survivors


…LASBCA officials have questions to answer — Obasa

The Lagos State Government has announced the names of survivors who are presently undergoing treatment at the Lagos Marina Hospital.

The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, read out the names and ages of the survivors who were found under the rubble of the 21-storey building that collapsed on Monday while addressing the press during his second visit to the site on Wednesday.

According to the governor, six of the nine survivors are currently undergoing treatment while three have been discharged.

Below are the names of the survivors, as announced by the governor.

  1. Odutan Timileyin, 26-year-old man.
  2. Ahmed Kenleku, 19- year-old man from Cotonou, Benin Republic.
  3. Sunday Monday, a 21-year-old man who suffered a leg fracture
  4. Adeniran Mayowa, a 37-year-old man who suffered a hip injury.
  5. Shola Bade Nurudeen, 33-years old man, who has a pelvic injury.
  6. Waliu Lateef, 32-year-old.

Sanwo-Olu stated that three survivors had been discharged, but did not specify their gender or give any further detail about them.

The Lagos State House of Assembly will summon Lagos State Building Control Agency’s officials to answer questions in relation to the recent collapse of a multi-storey building in the Ikoyi area of the state.

This follows a visit to the scene of the tragedy by a team of lawmakers led by the Chairman of the House Committee on Physical Planning and Urban Development.

Akinsanya, who spoke on behalf of the Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, told journalists that the delegation would present a report on its findings to the House and those concerned could be invited.

This was contained in a statement by Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Eromosele Ebhomele.

While commending rescue efforts being carried out by agencies of the state government in collaboration with security bodies and private partners, he sympathised with families of victims of the incident

“I sympathise with the families of those affected and I want them to take heart and look unto God for the strength to bear the tragic incident,” he said just as he prayed that the tragedy would be the last the State would record.

“We have been on the ground for hours and we have seen what has happened. When we get back, we will write our report. Some government officials have questions to answer over this.”